Figli di Papà
Via della Marra 7, Ravello, 84010
- Recommended for:
- Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, No fuss
Expert review of Figli di Papà
Run by two brothers (the 'figli'), the restaurant has been open for over 12 years and is actually a restored 12th-century palazzo but, to be honest, there aren't that many aspects of the original in view once you're inside, unless you're staying here (there are rooms too), but the food is good, simple fare and the terrace is pretty.
There are good antipasti, pastas, risottos, as well as fish and meat dishes.
The restaurant seems to be in three separate parts: there are a few tables as you come in where you can have a coffee or a beer and use the internet, but heading downstairs you'll find a slightly more formal, but light and airy room where a feature has been made of the vaulted ceilings, but with a modern twist: white walls, ceilings, tablecloths and plenty of uplighting. My preferred place is outside in the sun in the narrow terrace area with the backdrop of what looks like one of the palace's original crumbly old walls.
Variable. I've had charming service with a smile, but I've also experienced 'surly with a bit of a sneer', but I'd like to think the owner was just having an off day.
When I say 'central', I mean it's a minute from Ravello's main square; head off down the turning to the top right corner of the square (with the church behind you) and you're there.
For Ravello, this is almost as cheap as it gets: a plate of pasta for around 12 euros with primi coming in at around 18 euros. You can easily get away with a light lunch for 20 euros.
More information on Figli di Papà:
- Price guide:
- Italian, Mediterranean
- Via della Marra 7, Ravello, 84010
- 089 858 302
- Lunch, Dinner
- Opening times:
- April-September: daily noon-3pm, 7-11pm. October-March: Mon-Wed, Fri-Sun noon-3.30pm, 7-10pm. Closed Thursdays.
- Accepts Credit Cards:
- Essential at peak times